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Global Graduate

Theme 3: Internationalisation at Home

The third aspect acknowledges the learning opportunities that are available to you at an international campus or in a multicultural society. We will therefore award you GGC points for participation in a variety of voluntary activities, provided that these involve a meeting and engagement with people from other socio-cultural and linguistic communities. We believe such cross-cultural encounters are important because they enable you to develop your ability to respond appropriately to questions about your own cultural preferences and to listen and learn from stories about communities different to your own.  In addition, your participation in cross-cultural dialogue will often involve the use of a language that is foreign to you and your counterpart, which will train your ability to communicate in an explicit and inclusive manner.

Internationalisation at Home activities

You can gain points for the GGC programme by partaking in a range of different activities, provided that they contain an international/intercultural dimension.  We have listed examples of common activities below, but we are aware that you may be involved in activities that are equally relevant to the GGC programme. If this is the case, you may apply to have other activities by following the guidelines below. You can collect points for an unlimited number of activities, but will need to provide information about the nature of your voluntary work and the hours spent. As a rule of thumb, you can claim 5 points for work amounting to 30-50 hours. However, if you are involved with an organisation for an extended period, you can apply for more points (up to a maximum of 15 points, if volunteering 30-50 hours per semester for 3 semesters or more). 

Please include in your portfolio a short account  (max ½ page), written by you, which contains a brief description of the activity for which you want to claim points. This will need to be signed by a representative from the organisation where the activity has taken place.

Intercambio (committee, organiser of events) 5
Connect Intl. (committee, organiser of events) 5
Buddy/tutor for international students 5
Volunteer, Student House (if unpaid and involving an international dimension) 5
Language tutoring (e.g. Danish for refugees) 5
Volunteer work  involving an intercultural/international relation (incl. international students volunteering as a sports trainer, scout leader etc.) 5
AISEC language assistant (in local schools) 5
Volunteer, International House 5
Youth Goodwill Ambassador 5
Involvement with UN Youth Society, AISEC or other voluntary organisations with an intercultural/international element (30-50 hours, incl. planning of events) 5
Scouts of the World Award (completed training, 80 hrs. voluntary work + debriefing) 10
Work experience (from multicultural/multilingual work environment) 5

new activites

If you are involved in activities not on our list, you can apply to have your voluntary work included. This you do by sending us a brief description (max. ½ page) to this address. Please make sure that you explain what constitutes the intercultural and/or international aspect of your activity and that you provide an estimate of hours spent. Your voluntary engagement will need to amount to a minimum of 30-50 hours to be recognised, and a maximum of 5 points can be gained from a single activity. However, an exception to this rule can be made if you can document a long-term commitment, investing a substantial number of hours over several years. Please note that you can not apply for points if activities are part of your internship programme.


Intercultural competence can be defined in different ways. Common to these are knowledge, interaction and practices, which we have therefore chosen as key priorities when selecting activities for the Global Graduate programme.